Canaries Adventure from Southampton, 6 October 2018 (14 nights)

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Ship:
Independence of the Seas
Line:
Royal Caribbean
Depart Date:
6th October 2018
Duration:
14 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Cruise Only

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Holiday Features

  • Spacious ensuite Stateroom
  • All meals and snacks onboard
  • All entertainment
  • Fitness Centre
  • Sauna, Jacuzzi & Steam Room
  • Rock Climbing/ Flowrider/ 
  • Ice Rink/ Boxing Ring
  • Kids activities from toddlers to teenagers
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Southampton PM
2 At Sea
3 Vigo
Vigo
Vigo is famous for its seafood, warm climate, fascinating old town and magnificent architecture and monuments.
4 Lisbon
Lisbon
The capital of Portugal, Lisbon has such highlights as Eiffel's cast Iron elevator and fascinating moorish baazars.
5 Seville (Cadiz)
6 At Sea
7 Arrecife, Lanzarote
Arrecife, Lanzarote
With the added attraction of a volcanic lunar landscape nearby, this is an alluring destination to explore and enjoy.
8 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
A sub tropical oasis, which is the ideal place to relax. Tranquil beaches of volcanic sands, help the time slip away.
9 Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Enjoying a warm and sunny climate all year round, Tenerife is the largest of all the Canary Islands.
10 Santa Cruz de La Palma, La Palma
11 Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira
The pearl of the ocean, Madeira has beautiful beaches and stunning gardens a plenty.
12 At Sea
13 La Coruna
La Coruna
Named the Crystal City, Corunna is a real mixture of old and new, with old town features and many new glass fronted buildings facing the harbour. The city is the site of the Roman Tower of Hercules, which is a lighthouse that has been in continuous operation for nearly 2,000 years. It has been declared by the UNESCO as Human Heritage.
14 At Sea
15 Southampton AM

Cabins on the Independence of the Seas

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Customer reviews for Independence of the Seas

  • Independence of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 07 Oct 2018

We had a three night break from Southampton It was amazing ,,loved every minute of it The ship was beautiful,food excellent

  • Independence of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 07 Oct 2018

Lovely cruise but a few issues. We had an inside cabin which was fine, a little hard to get into the bed when single beds put together due to space around bed but very comfortable and expected in this type of accommodation. Shower one of best I have every experienced anywhere, very powerful. Tea/coffee facilities in cabin but ran out of the small milk cartons on two occasions and were told to ring room service or get some from buffet on deck 11 (We weE on deck two). Room service fetched some for us but what a waste of their time. We were on second sitting in the dining room on the fourth floor which was very nice. The waiting staff were excellent but some of the food was a bit lacking. I personally enjoyed my meals but my partner had some food below par. For example the duck was very dry, some of fish dishes lacked any type of sauce (Meal was fish,rice,vegetables). To be fair staff kept coming round asking if food alright and exchanged food if people not happy which they did. I just found it funny that if someone complained they said well we would not recommend that particular dish, we'll surely it should not be on the menu? There were quite a lot of empty seats on the second sitting now that people visit the different dining facilities around the ship and have more options to done. The Windjammer food was excellent on the occasions we used it perhaps the amount of people that use it ensures a quicker turnover of food so it is fresher? We enjoyed all the food in there, the breakfast menu is vast as is the lunch and dinner menu. W are not keen on shows but most passengers enjoyed the shows we spoke to, they had Darren Day and Roy Walker when we were on. We enjoyed the live music around the ship especially Will in the piano bar. The bar staff in Schooners were very friendly and called you by your name when you went in. They have excellent recall. There is a lot more facilities for children on this ship, I would think it is really geered up for families now with the fantastic water facilities and rock climbing wall/flow rider etc. Although there appeared to be a lot if children on board the majority of passengers is still middle/older people. It was nice to see families enjoying themselves. A bug bear of mine is the chained off segregated sun bed area for people in suites etc around the pool. If the people have a suite then they will have a balcony do you have to have an area where they appear to look down on other people. I feel this is very outdated and everyone should have the same opportunity to enjoy these prime positioned sun beds. While I agree loyalty should be rewarded can it not be more descreet? Similarly in the Viking lounge you have a cordoned off area for several times a night for diamond members to sit in with snacks. Do you really need this area cordoned off when the diamond lounge is just next to it and they have a buffet in there? Quite a few people I spoke to agree with myself that this segregation is very old fashioned. I personally do not like this on RC. The ship is very nice and clean but seating can be an issue in the popular entertainment venues. The television has quite a lot of channels for a ship in English and an excellent picture. I wish itinaries would state for example when putting Rome it stated that the ship is a long way from Rome and it would cost around 100 dollars plus to take a ship excursion to get there which must be factored into the holiday. If you drink you really need a drink package as drinks are quite expensive I.e beer around eight dollaRd. It is a lovely ship and we had a great time on it but ther are a few issues that need addressing.

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  • Independence of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 15 Sep 2018

Not perfect but on the whole great

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